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to close. mr. sessions: i thank the gentlewoman for asking. i have no further speakers and would allow her that opportunity and then i will close. ms. aughter: thank you very much. mr. speaker, we should be doing one thing today and that's passing the continuation of tax cuts for the middle class. the american people couldn't be more united in this support for tax cut and there is no reason for delay. the senate has already passed the bill and we can take up now, it's here at the desk. members across the aisle agree, that we must not let ose middle class taxes go up. with such common ground why would the majority waste another minute before ensuring that the taxes will not go up on the middle class? the answer isn't clear to me. i can't fathom it. but if the majority won't take action, we will. mr. speaker, if we defeat the previous question, i'm going to offer an amendment to the rule that says two things. one, first we will pass the bill to extend the middle class tax t. and second, that we will pass legislation that will avoid the fiscal cliff and the chaos that would ensue. and i ask u
and the reserve the balance of my time. >> the gentleman from california. >> i agree with her completely, mr. speaker. it is very important that we do not let the sequestered to place. i hope and believe she is right that we will not see that happen. i would also like to associate myself with her remarks as it relates to ensuring that we do not go over the fiscal cliff. that is something that is very desired on our part as well. i would also like to respond to one. very quickly before a yield to my good friend from roseville. we would not be adjourned and the congress today and ending our work. i have said in the rules committee, mr. speaker, that we are going to continue with our work. the action that we're going to take as it relates to these two measures, again, the reconciliation package designed to ensure that as my friend from rochester said that we do as the sequestration, which we all know would be devastating. it is a package of $238 billion over a 10-year period of time that is a responsible measure measure that would not be gutting the programs but will begin tackling entitlements
of legislation to come back to the house that she has on her agenda. mr. sessions: the gentleman is correct and we expect those. mr. woodall: this is the kind of house, deliberative house, i came to be part of two short years ago. we have the ability to get these things done in the next few days. i reject the idea that i read over and over again that this house has been delaying action this house got it right wetch got it right in a budget in april of 2011, we got it right in our budget in 2012, we got it right when we passed aest sequester replacement and we're getting it right with this rule today. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: i'm pleased to yield one minute to the gentlelady from california, our leader, ms. pelosi. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. pelosi: thank you very much, madam chair. ranking member. thank you, mr. speaker. why did i sort of smell smoke when i heard this debate? it's reminiscent of nero fiddling while rome burned. the american people are w
. >> mrs. monroe hated it. >> she warned her husband, you cannot rule without including what women want. >> gearing the statement, you were a little breathless, and there was too much looking down, and i think it was a little too fast. not enough change in pace. >> probably the most tragic of all our first ladies. >> she later wrote in her memoir that she said i, myself, never made any decisions. i only decided what was important and when to present it to my husband. stop and think about how much power that is. it is a lot of power. >> part of the battle against cancer is to fight the peter that accompanies the disease. >> she transformed the way we look at these bugaboos and made it possible for countless people to survive and to flourish as a result. i don't know how many presidents, realistically, have that kind of impact on the way we live our lives. >> just walking around the white house grounds, i am constantly reminded about all of the people who have lived there before and particularly all of the women. >> first ladies, a new series on c-span, produced in cooperation with the wh
her connecticut call on us. >> the gentlelady's time has expired. >> i yield back. >> mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. >> let me yield myself 30 seconds to say that the bill that mysteriously appeared last night and passed the house in a bipartisan way -- let me point out a bipartisan opposition. no democrat voted for it and 16 republicans voted know. i yield to the gentleman from michigan. >> mr. speaker, i rise in opposition to this rule and the underlying bills. in the dead of night, five days before christmas, republicans introduced legislation they are rushing to the floor to get funding for health care, food assistance, and other vital services. christmas is a season of giving. but republicans are taking food off of the table of millions of americans by cutting food assistance by $36 billion. taking the unemployment lifeline away from 2 million americans who are trying to get back on their feet. taking funding away from block grants that provide productive services for abused children. why would republicans insist on taking so much away from our families during th
back up, which is exactly what nancy pelosi proposed. we will take her proposal. and mr. van hollen says it will not give one a democratic road or something -- for something your leader proposed three months ago. that as political theater, mr. van hollen. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i wish the outgoing chairman of financial services well. this policy did not make the tax proposal that would -- nancy pelosi did not have a tax proposal that would give people earning over $1 million in tax break. no. 2, the proposal the president has put on the table has trillions of dollars of cuts, which is more than in the cuts on the table and would deal with the sequestered. the republican proposal will increase the likelihood taxpayers have to pay -- bailout the financial industry again. they strip away the independence of the consumer finance protection board so that lobbyists can meddle in exactly how they do their work so that they are looking out for the interests of lobbyists rather than the interests of the american people. this approach we're seeing here is another example of trying to help
and worked as a photojournalist. she is here with her husband and she follows her father to the chautauqua stage. he spoke here when he was minority leader of the u.s. house of representatives. lynda johnson robb is the first child of lyndon johnson and lady bird johnson. [laughter] mrs. robb has served for 44 years and is now chairman emeritus. she was appointed by president jimmy carter to serve as chair of the president's advisory committee for women. she put her own career, including as a contributing editor @ "ladies' home journal" on hold to work with her husband on his successful virginia and the minute choral candidacy. as virginia's first lady, she launched and chaired the grid kenya district -- the virginia history project. she is here with her husband who has always been here before and her daughter and grandchildren. previously, a columnist and associate editor for "the new york sun" and chief speechwriter for read giuliani -- for rudy giuliani, he was responsible for writing the eulogies for the firefighters and fresh responders who died on 9/11. evelyn is also editor of the a
, representative richmond. mr. richmond: i thank the gentlelady for yielding and commend her on her passion as a physician and someone who has taken an oath to preserve life and to make sure that people can live out their years in a meaningful way and die of natural causes. i'm from louisiana, which our motto is we're the supportman's paradise. we like to fish and hunt. we like to have a fishing pole and a gun. the guns we use and the guns that sportsmen use are rifles and you don't need high-capacity magazines in order to hunt deer, in order to hunt dove, duck, rabbit. you just don't do that. but i rise tonight in support of my colleagues, because especially in our urban cities, we are losing far too many of our children, fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers to gun violence. and every once in a while we will have an event that will shake the confidence of our country and make us take a step back and actually look at our gun laws in this country and say wait, we have done far too much and we have spended the second amendment too far. the founders of the constitution when the second amendm
. these two wonderful kids were saved by the bravery of the wonderful teacher, mrs. clemens , who i will always be thankful for. she pulled them into her own classroom and barricaded the door. they were safe. unfortunately, for many families in our town, that is not true. i cannot describe what i feel about that. if we could rewind the reality and event what happened, i would give anything to do it. now my story. for many years, i watched what was happening in this country. i'm an immigrant. i have been here for 22 years. i have held this belief that america has a history with guns . gun owners and people who handle guns, they know how to keep them safe and be responsible. our politicians will do whatever they can to make sure that our kids are safe. every time something like columbine, virginia tech, aurora what happened, i would avert my eyes and still think that something would be done. all of those beliefs were shattered on friday. now i think that we all need to speak up. i say "we all" because i know that many of you, everyone thinks that we need to make this society safer. if
that she took. i listened to her, and i believe that is the kind of leadership to help us continue down this path. >> thank you. senator? >> thank you. thank you for your testimony today mr. secretary. i know the senator asked about reverse mortgages. i am concerned about that issue. i am particularly concerned that $2.80 billion of the $16 billion economic shortfall are related. can you talk a little more about why these losses are so severe? >> here is the fundamental problem, without getting into too much detail. the loans were generally variable rate and allowed the borrower. there is basically no option for them to do anything but draw the full amount. >> why? >> we do not have the statutory authority to be able to make the changes to the program to allow us to limit the draw up front. that is the change we are asking to be made. our alternative, and i was just discussing this, we could basically eliminate or put a moratorium on our regular program, which is somewhat safer. the problem is we do not have that authority under that program to avoid the full-draw feature of it. the rig
seniors with raising the eligibility age for me care. mr. garamendi: thank you for bringing this issue back and i don't want to leave it right yet. . our colleague from illinois started her discussion with the values, the values that we americans possess back in the 1960's, when medicare began. that was the value of caring for each other, particularly caring for those seniors who at that time had 50% in poverty, i think 70% without insurance, and a very bad situation. i remember when i was a young -- not even teenager yet, my father took me to the county hospital. you mentioned the word poor house, that's what it was. that is eached in my mind to this day what was happening in that county hospital. just row after row of beds down a long ward, the cries, the sounds, the odors, unbelievable. that was the only care available and medicare came in and we moved to a different place. our values as americans expressed in the most meaningful way taking care of seniors. the issues of poverty largely eliminated. now that's not fair. the issue of poverty among seniors substantially changed. we sti
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